The NFLPA is turning it up when it comes to awareness of the NFL lockout (possibly) coming up. The NFLPA is launching "Let Us Play Day" next week using various forms of social media including blogging, Facebook and Twitter.
It's characterized as a "very important online movement" taking place next Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Basically it's an awareness campaign aimed at creating pressure on the league for taking what the union believes are steps to locking out the players. The players have argued that they want the status quo and they simply want to play, thus the "Let Us Play" theme.
They'll be posting to their Twitter and Facebook next Tuesday the following message: "Today is #LETUSPLAY Day. Help #NFL Players & Fans #BlocktheLockout. Visit NFLLockout.com and sign the Petition. RT This!"
I think the players most convincing argument is that they don't want any changes to the current system and the league can't specifically pinpoint all the reasons they need a new CBA. This "Let Us Play" Day is an extension of the message that they don't want anything changed and just want to play.
The Chiefs are in somewhat of a unique position with the labor situation because they have two players -- Brian Waters and Mike Vrabel -- on the NFLPA's executive committee. So my guess would be that many Chiefs players are educated on what's going on.
Not to sound like a broken record but I don't care how a deal gets done. I just want to watch some football next September.